One might ask herself, how lovely is Waikiki Beach in Honolulu? Despite all the tourists, this spot has just about everything and is close to hotels, shopping and restaurants.
Among the nicest places on the island of Oahu, according to me, is definitely the big city Honolulu with its own city beach. There are loads of hotels next to and a bit from Waikiki Beach, all within walking distance to everything from ocean to great eateries and shopping. Waikiki is mostly popular with tourists and may be well packed in high season, but during my visit at the end of February there was plenty of room for me and my sarong.